As I ponder the letter V in this A to Z Blogging Challenge, I look to the word Voice. Voice is something writers focus on in blogging or in any of their writing. When I started this challenge, I knew my blog was about writing and I have a certain voice that goes with the blog. Sometimes, I feel I’m still struggling with it.
Another challenge for me was to see if my blog’s theme and voice would work with my Blogging Challenge Theme. As I decided that my theme should be about the struggles of keeping up with the challenge, I pondered my voice as well. Do my posts “sound like me” ? While I was pretty sure I was up to the “challenge”, I wanted to be sure I didn’t stray from my voice.
As I read up on the blogging voice, I kept coming across a united theme: your blog is not for everyone. So relax knowing you do not have to be everything to everyone.
Another tip I came across for someone trying to find and/or keep their voice is Reading. Just like reading more books makes us better writers, reading more blogs make us better bloggers.
A third tip I found was to be useful. I’ll admit. I may be lagging here on this one. I really am just struggling to stay afloat in the challenge. However, before the challenge I often blogged about writing tips and book reviews.
How do you find your voice? Have you thought about it at all or is it just something that you see across all of your writing?